Henry Yaple's Ski Bibliography

Henry M. Yaple, the chief librarian at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., spent 11 years assembling a massive bibliography of skiing. The goal was to list every book, dissertation, film video and piece of software published on skiing, in English, between 1890 and 2002.

The resulting two-volume work, comprising 732 pages, was published by ISHA in 2004. It lists more than 7,000 items.

How to Use Ski Bibliography

Information in Ski Bibliography can be found through multiple access points.

SUBJECT INDEX: There are three subject indices: NORDIC, ALPINE and COMBINED. These indices are located in Volume I, xxiv-xxvi and Volume II, xxxi respectively. Citations in the NORDIC Index are concerned with skis and skiing where the skier's heel is not fixed or attached to the ski. Citations in the ALPINE Index are concerned with skis and skiing where the skier's heel is fixed or attached to the ski. Citations in the COMBINED Index concentrate primarily upon the business or industry of skiing, and may apply either to nordic skiing, alpine skiing or both.

The various sub-categories of the NORDIC, ALPINE and COMBINED indices are derived from the subject matter of the actual works listed. For example, there are works listed under NORDIC/Trails, ALPINE/Lifts, and COMBINED/Market Research.

The entries or citations in Ski Bibliography are numbered consecutively so that each entry has its own discrete or unique number. The numerical range of items are listed for each sub-category in the respective subject indices. For example, NORDIC/Autobiographies covers items 2 through 15. ALPINE/Film covers items 1487 through 2123, and COMBINED/Fiction covers items 4937 through 5166.

NORDIC Bibliography section contains all entries on nordic skiing from item 1 to 1137 in Volume I.

ALPINE Bibliography section contains all entries on alpine skiing from items 1138 to 4372 in Volume I.

COMBINED Bibliography section contains all entries from items 4373 to 7183 in Volume II.

Within the NORDIC, ALPINE, and COMBINED bibliography sections respectively, the subject sub-categories are arranged alphabetically, and the within each sub-category the entries are arranged chronologically by publishing or release date. Within each year, the entries are arranged alphabetically by author or by title if an author is lacking.

SERIALS Bibliography section is arranged alphabetically by title. This section of the bibliography contains entries from items 7,184 to 7,617 in Volume II.

AUTHOR Index contains a list of all authors, editors, illustrators, photographers, producers, directors, writers included in the bibliography. It is arranged alphabetically, and each name carries the number(s) of the citation(s) in the bibliography to which it refers.

TITLE Index contains a list of all titles included in the bibliography. It is arranged alpha-betically, and each title carries the number(s) of the citation(s) to which it refers in the bibliography.

e Primary K Secondary Disort descending Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
4085 Alpine Video Ski Visions How To Use The Ski Visions Base Flattener Ski Visions, 1994 VHS10 min
4210 Alpine Video Bruce, Rob.director Soul Pilot 1999 VHS
1034 Nordic Video NORALPTEC 1986 VHS50 min
3674 Alpine Video Lawren Productions The Blind Participate Evanston, IL: Lawren Productions; Distributed by Alt 1980 VHS & U-matic
3800 Alpine Video Brown, Roger The Edge Gypsum, CO: Summit Films, 1987 VHS93 min
3927 Alpine Video Gregson, Richard. producer Downhill Racer Hollywood, CA:Paramount, 1990 VHS102 min
4053 Alpine Video Real Action Pictures White Room Calgary, Alberta:RAP Productions, 1993 VHS
4179 Alpine Video Winter, Steve Pura Vida:The Purest Life Crested Butte, CO:Reel Adventure Films, 1997 VHS48 min.
1002 Nordic Video An Introduction To Cross-Country Skiing Kansas City, MO:RMI Media Productions, 1980 VHS45 min
3642 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Garmisch New York:Jalbert Productions, 1974 VHS26 min.
3769 Alpine Video Kidd, Billy Olympic And World Champion Billy Kidd Ski Racing Los Angeles, CA: Prism Entertainment Corporation, 1986 VHS 27 mins.
3895 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Mr. T Meets Mr. Z New York:Jalbert Productions, 1989 VHS
4022 Alpine Video Bridge Productions Freedom On Skis 1993 VHS60 mins.
4147 Alpine Video Let's Go Skiing: The Powder Skiing Workshop Stamford, CT:ESPN Enterprises, 1996 VHS50 min
4274 Alpine Video Winter, Steve Ski Movie Two, "High Society" Crested Butte, CO:Matchstick Productions, 2001 VHS, DVD 110 m
1097 Nordic Video Bjorn, Torgeir Skate Technique With World Champions Park City, UT:Nordic Equipment, 1997 VHS46 min.
3737 Alpine Video Sierra Productions South Ski Sense And Safety Irwindale, CA: Barr Films, 1984 VHS; U-matic 3/4 in. 17 min.
3864 Alpine Video Real Action Pictures Skiers' Dream Calgary, Alberta, Canada: RAP Entertainment, Inc., 1988 VHS75 min
3990 Alpine Video Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Inside Skiing 1992 VHS
4116 Alpine Video Resort Telesports Education, Inc. Skiing, A Sport For Everyone Tampa, FL:Resort Telesports Education, Inc., 1995 VHS35 min